Stein forced out of ABC

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Ginny Stein (photo credit: ABC)The ABC has made veteran reporter Ginny Stein redundant.

The Australian’s Stephen Brook reported that she was served a redundancy “against her will.” Stein was one of four reporters at current affairs show Lateline who were invited to apply for two specific positions since the show was scrapped last November after 27 years on the air. She is already preparing legal action over her sudden exit. ABC management has declined to elaborate.

Stein had been engaging in other assignments during the run-up to Lateline’s cancellation. One of these assignments was covering the death of Filipino teenager Kian delos Santos, who was allegedly executed by police officers during an anti-drug operation in the Philippines despite not being under suspicion. The shooting has already generated public outrage against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his drug war.

Stein is a three-time Walkley Awards honouree for her investigative coverage in Myanmar, Zimbabwe, and Rwanda.

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Khay joins GOLD 1242

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Ryan Khay has come aboard ACE Radio Network as the content director at TRFM GOLD 1242.

Khay signed up with the network in Gippsland after spending three months doing studio work on the Sunshine Coast with EON Broadcasting.

He also spent almost a year handling radio operations at the Ngaanyatjarra Media Radio Network in WA’s remote regions.

Tune in to Khay over LinkedIn.

Dundas leads LATTE

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Guy Dundas has become the new managing editor of Signature Media’s weekly travel e-newsletter, Luxury Australian Travel Trade Enews (LATTE).

Dundas will be in charge of generating local editorial content for businesses in the travel industry. He recently stepped down from almost 11 years’ service as Travel Daily’s editor, turning it over to Jasmine O’Donoghue. He also has knowledge of the travel industry’s intricacies from over six years as a reservations booking specialist and group tour coordinator.

“LATTE has only scratched the surface of its full potential in the luxury space. I’m thrilled to join the team at Signature Media and oversee the evolution of this brand,” said Dundas.

“Guy’s trade-centric focus, storytelling skills, and reputation among retail networks, hoteliers, airlines, cruise lines and tourism organisations will provide Signature Media with the ability to take LATTE to the next level,” added Signat

Nine News Adelaide news directorship changes hands

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Nine News-Adelaide has a new news director at the helm, with Jeremy Pudney succeeding his boss, Tony Agars.

The network stated that Agars stepped down as his current contract lapsed with no renewals. He was in the post for 15 years, while Pudney, his deputy, joined in 2014.

“Nine has played a huge and enjoyable role in my life and I’m fortunate to have worked with so many outstanding people. I’m proud to have been a part of Nine News, a great and trustworthy team,” said Agars.

Nine director of news and current affairs Darren Wick said Agars’ efforts to build Nine News Adelaide’s skill and reputation have made it a strong force, with an afternoon bulletin complementing a one-hour bulletin show and running mentoring programmes for budding journalists.

New men’s magazine ready to fly

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A new magazine catering to engaged homosexual men, Marry The Man, is coming to press.

A joint project of Damien Woolnough (pictured, in red) and Chris Harris from The Atlas Agency, and Born & Raised’s Chris Laws, Marry The Man offers various materials on travel destinations, wedding preparations, luxury items, and styling tips for men.

Woolnough said the idea for the magazine came during a walk with his partner during the run-up to last year’s plebiscite vote on same-sex marriage.

“It’s bringing that luxury edge to what is a new frontier. The gay market has a reputation for being tastemakers particularly in the field of fashion and grooming, so it’s exciting to see what new traditions and celebrations will be created in the weddings to come,” he said in a Mumbrella interview.

Launched during Melbourne Fashion Week as a digital edition, Marry The Man will hit the newsstands in October 2018 as a biannual magazine.

Gartrell reports to King

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Adam Gartrell has taken up the press secretary job at Shadow Health Minister Catherine King’s office.

He went to work for the minister after finishing up three years with Fairfax Media as political reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and the Sun-Herald.

Follow Gartrell on Twitter and LinkedIn.

News.com.au brings in fresh hires

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Online portal News.com.au has hired two new staff members.

The company revealed that Stephanie Bedo comes aboard as a senior reporter.

Bedo landed the appointment following five months’ service with the Daily Mail Australia as deputy news editor. She will be tasked for articles on science and research developments, and social issues, based on her experience handling health articles with the Gold Coast Bulletin and the Daily Mail.

Gianni Borelli signs on as social editor, having recently left a similar position at Inside Out.

Look up Bedo on LinkedIn and Borrelli on Twitter.

Milovanovic returns to The Age

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Selma Milovanovic is once again working at Fairfax Media masthead The Age, this time as weekday print editor.

Milovanovic signed up with the paper after relocating early this year from Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where she was based since August 2011 as web editor for al-Jazeera Balkans.

She previously spent ten years with The Age as Senior Journalist and News Editor.

Keep in touch with Milovanovic on LinkedIn.

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